Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced today that the City has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for a City facility analysis and management planning of municipal buildings to four short-listed firms: Apex Realty Advisors, LLC; Massaro Corporation; Plante Moran; and SSI Services.
"Working more efficiently is just smart government," said Mayor Ravenstahl. "This comprehensive evaluation of City-owned buildings will allow us to develop a strategy to maximize the use and operating performance of each facility, with the goal of saving taxpayer dollars through reduced utility costs."
The comprehensive evaluation is the first step in a three phase project for a facilities management study: Phase I, Optimization Plan; Phase II, Space Utilization Plan; and Phase III, Preventative Maintenance-Master Plan. The resulting final report will be used to develop recommendations concerning budgetary prioritization of maintenance tasks, and lowering the cost and improving energy efficiency of operations of critical City facilities.
The City owns approximately 300 structures, totaling over 2.1 million square feet of building space.
Deadline for responses for the RFP is no later than 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2009. The Notice to Proceed will be issued on January 4, 2010, with the study beginning immediately after.
In May 2007, the City and URA issued a Request For Qualifications (RFQ), receiving submissions from eight teams. A joint City-URA committee interviewed all eight in August 2007, and short-listed four firms. The City now has funding in place, through the 2009 Capital Budget, and is ready to proceed with the project.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687